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Rep. Carney Named Rising Star by Millennial Action Project for Cross Party Leadership

Posted on December 2, 2021


State Representative Devin Carney (R-23) has recently been named a Rising Star by The Millennial Action Project (MAP), the largest nonpartisan organization of Millennial elected officials in the country. This recognition is a result of Rep. Carney’s political work in promoting MAP’s mission of transcending political polarization through public service.

Capitol Update – Happy Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday, and ‘Open Data Hub’

Posted on November 23, 2021


Happy Thanksgiving

As we prepare to give thanks during this Thanksgiving, I wanted to wish you and your family a Happy, Healthy, and Safe holiday. I hope you are surrounded by the warmth of a close family and great friends.

I’d also like to give a special thank you to our first responders, doctors, nurses, medical community, our veterans and active/retired servicemen and servicewomen, our teachers and school staff, nonprofits, charities, and volunteers who have worked tirelessly over the past year

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House Republicans Call for Governor to Stop Implementation of Controversial Truck Tax

Posted on November 19, 2021


HARTFORD—House Republicans this week called for Gov. Lamont to stop implementation of the truck tax, contending the confluence of substantial federal infrastructure aid and the controversial revenue policy that will increase costs for businesses and residents should have state lawmakers redefining a path forward on improving our transportation grid.

“From staffing problems to supply chain issues, and rising fuel prices to inflation, Connecticut businesses face a multitude of challenges and will for

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Reps. Carney and Goupil Encouraging Area Residents to Support Local Residents in Need

Posted on August 30, 2021


HARTFORD – State Representative Devin Carney (R-23) and Christine Goupil (D-35) will be hosting a “Food and Diaper Drive” in Westbrook to collect non-perishable food items and diapers to benefit the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries and Bare Necessities Diaper Bank.

When: Saturday, September 18, 2021

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Westbrook Town Green

21 Essex Road, Westbrook

Some of the items being collecting by the representatives include pasta, sauce, juice/juice boxes, hot/cold cereal, peanut

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House Republicans Unveil Plan to Address Juvenile Crime

Posted on August 10, 2021


In response to the rise in juvenile crimes across the state, I have joined my House Republican colleagues in continuing to call for juvenile justice reforms through “Prevention, Accountability, Rehabilitation,” a comprehensive plan we’ve proposed to provide these juvenile offenders with a path for rehabilitation, while also focusing on the personal responsibility aspect for these crimes.

We are calling for our colleagues on the other side of the aisle to convene a special session in order continue

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Reps Carney and Carpino Meet with DOT Officials for Arrigoni Bridge Tour

Posted on August 3, 2021


HARTFORD – State Representatives Devin Carney (R-23) and Christie Carpino (R-32) joined CT Department of Transportation (DOT) officials for a tour of the ongoing construction work on the Arrigoni Bridge. The bridge is currently undergoing extensive rehabilitation work. The project is currently in stage three and the entire project is scheduled to end in late February of next year.

The representatives also toured the main street area of Middletown, which is undergoing work to ease traffic conditions,

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Rep. Carney Petitions for Special Session to Address Juvenile Crime Crisis

Posted on July 9, 2021


HARTFORD – State Representative Devin Carney, who serves as Ranking Member of the Transportation Committee, has signed a petition to request a special session on the juvenile crime crisis. The call to action follows a week where a New Britain man was struck and killed by a stolen vehicle operated by a repeat juvenile offender, as well as an incident in Glastonbury where shots were fired at a resident when she was confronting individuals attempting to steal her car. There have also been numerous reported

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Capitol Update: New Laws, Major Public Acts, Executive Order 12D, and additional information

Posted on July 1, 2021



Happy 4th of July

As we enjoy time with our family and friends over this 4th of July weekend, let us remember the many freedoms we enjoy as a result of the sacrifice of so many.

There are several events happening this weekend to commemorate the holiday, including a July 3rd parade in Sound View, a July 4th parade in Lyme, and a July 4th boat parade on Rogers Lake.

Wishing you and your family a safe and happy 4th.



Public Acts Effective July 1

Approximately 100 new laws went into effect today.

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Rep. Carney Summarizes Amendment on Truck Tax and Bill’s Impact on CT Residents

Posted on June 8, 2021


Ranking Member of the Transportation Committee Rep. Carney offered his thoughts on a common-sense amendment by House Republicans to avoid this tax by returning transportation revenue streams currently being diverted into the General Fund back into the Special Transportation Fund (STF) where they were intended to be.

Rep. Carney said “We’ve seen how this tax has been in other states and it was repealed in 20 of them. That shows us that this doesn’t work. We know its failed and yet here we are trying

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Rep. Carney Comments on Importance of Peer Navigator Program

Posted on June 4, 2021


HB-5597 seeks to address the opioid issue through the creation of a peer navigator pilot program. These peer navigators will provide nonmedical mental health care and substance use services to individuals with an opioid use disorder in which the pilot program is established (up to five urban, suburban and rural communities).